Assam: Crackdown on Accoland water park for poor water quality, says administration
GUWAHATI, July 25, 2018: Accoland Amusement Park at Patgaon on on Tuesday evening was temporarily shut down by the Kamrup (metro) district administration for allegedly using poor quality water at its water sports facilities and flouting other safety norms.
Kamrup (metro) deputy commissioner Virendra Mittal said he had ordered closure of the amusement park after an inquiry conducted by a team of officials led by additional deputy commissioner Ranjit Konwar found that the part authorities are not adhering to the prescribed standards of water quality.
He said the park would remain closed till the management fully complies with all the set standards and guidelines necessary for public safety.
Mittal had ordered the inquiry after he received complaints from visitors that they suffered from irritation in the eyes and skin infections following the use of "contaminated" water at the pools.
According to the deputy commissioner, from the inquiry report it was evident that there were lapses on the part of the management of the amusement park, which pose a serious threat to health and life of people, especially children and youths.
This is not the first time that the district administration has clamped down on the amusement park for flouting rules.
All water sports facilities at Accoland in July, 2015 had been closed down by the district administration, for allegedly flouting safety norms after the death of a 45-year-old man at the water park.
Source: The Telegraph
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